THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
Review: British secret agent James Bond is sent to investigate a KGB policy but helps officer Georgi Koskov. The policy is to assassinate all the enemy spies and uncover an American arms dealer and a pair of Russian assassins that could potentially have major global ramifications.
Director: John Glen
Actors: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbe, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Art Malik, Andreas Wisniewski, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Gotell, Caroline Bliss, John Terry, Virginia Hey, John Bowe, Julie T. Wallace and Belle Avery
Genre: Action, Adventure and Thriller
This is Timothy Daltons debut as 007. He was originally considered for the Bond film in the late 1960s, once Sean Connery left. He was offered the part for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), but he turned the role down, as he thought he was too young. He was then considered again in 1971, but again turned the role down for the same reason. He was then considered again for the role in 1981, but there was no script (or even first draft for the film) so declined. He was then offered the role once again in 1983 and 1985, but had to decline both times due to previous commitments. I found him to be a very convincing James Bond. Watching this I almost felt that Timothy Dalton was ahead of his time. He is also the most underrated Bond. I enjoyed the visual effects in this film. It was this Bond film that was the last of the Bonds to be scored by John Barry. John Barry appears as the conductor of Kara’s (Maryam d’Abo’s) orchestra in the final scene. Originally, the Pet Shop Boys were asked to compose the soundtrack, but they backed down once they learned that they should not provide a complete soundtrack, but merely the opening theme song.